New flyover at Bukit Jalil eases traffic flow


(From left) Spinks, Abdul Wahab, Tan, Lee and Hong at the opening ceremony of the new flyover.

PAVILION Bukit Jalil has opened a new flyover that directly links Bukit Jalil City (Jalan 13/155C) to Puchong via the Bukit Jalil Highway.

Construction of the one-way 300m facility — built by Malton Bhd, the property developer behind the 20.23ha Bukit Jalil City — began in 2018 and was completed six months ahead of schedule.

The flyover will relieve 25% of traffic coming from Bukit Jalil Highway during peak hours, and ease traffic for over 11,000 daily road users once the Bukit Jalil City development is completed as part of the Bukit Jalil City masterplan.

Present at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the structure were Kuala Lumpur City Hall Infrastructure Planning Department director Datuk Steven Tan, Regal Path Sdn Bhd director Datuk Lee Whay Hoong, Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd adviser Datuk Abdul Wahab Khalil, Malton executive director Hong Lay Chuan and Malton project director (development) Robert Spinks.

“This new flyover will not only improve accessibility for the Bukit Jalil community but also benefit Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s tenants by connecting the mall to a bigger catchment population surrounding Bukit Jalil, ” said Pavilion Bukit Jalil retail planner Datuk Joyce Yap.

The overall upgrades to the infrastructure surrounding Bukit Jalil City’s master plan make Pavilion Bukit Jalil highly accessible, and the linkage to the whole of Klang Valley through various highways makes it easy and convenient to drive to the mall.

Alongside the new flyover, the master plan includes a 30.5m road, widening of roads to six lanes, new U-turns, an underpass and tunnel access to the upcoming mall’s basement carpark.

Bukit Jalil City resident Mathubalan Gunasogaran said: “Road connectivity along Bukit Jalil has been enhanced in recent years in anticipation of Pavilion Bukit Jalil and other major developments.

“The new flyover will definitely shorten my travel time to work and ease traffic congestion.”

Hee Siew Kim, who lives at The Park Sky Residence, agreed. “It’s much easier to exit my place and go to Puchong now. I look forward to the new Pavilion Bukit Jalil, which is directly connected to my condo and the recreational park, via the pedestrian link bridge, ” said Hee. Alex Chew, the owner of a bookstore at the Signature Shop Offices in Bukit Jalil City, said: “The flyover will reduce travel time for customers, shop owners and staff working at Signature Shop Offices, especially those residing in surrounding areas such as Subang, Sunway and Kinrara.”

The catchment population of 1.9 million in and around Bukit Jalil will also enjoy better foot traffic accessibility, with four pedestrian link bridges expected to be completed in June 2021.

Accessibility will be better between the mall, the 32.37ha Bukit Jalil Recreational Park and business centre across the Bukit Jalil Highway.

Pavilion Bukit Jalil is on track to open in the last quarter of this year, and is set to be the new epicentre for exciting events and an immersive lifestyle.

Its mega event spaces, such as the 28,000sq ft piazza, is the first-of-its-kind outdoor venue, with an impressive 35m-high canopy for outdoor entertainment, including concerts.

The 4,500sq ft centre court will host year-long activities, including consumer fairs and exhibitions at the 47,000sq ft exhibition centre.

With five retail floors, shoppers will experience best-in-class shopping, dining and leisure activities.

Pavilion Bukit Jalil will be anchored by the newest Parkson department store in Malaysia, the biggest Dadi Cinema in Malaysia, first-of-its-kind concept supermarket The Food Merchant, Harvey Norman Superstore and Blue Ice Snow Park, featuring aurora lights that simulate the Northern Lights for a unique night skating experience.

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